Liuzu Hair Pagoda at Guangxiao Temple in Guangzhou of Guangdong Province
In 676 during the Tang Dynasty, Huineng, one of the six founders of China's Buddhism, had his head shaven in Guangxiao Temple and became a monk. Later monks of the temple built the pagoda to bury his hair. The octagonal, seven-storeyed structure of stone, sand and brick, is 7.8 meters high. The statues of seated Buddha in the niches on every storey are among best stone carvings.